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Eastern Islands

8 Day Sample Cruise aboard Mary Anne
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This incredible 8-day cruise through the eastern islands of the Galapagos covers some of the most beautiful islands including San Cristobal, South Plaza, Santa Cruz, and Genovesa. Overflowing with wildlife, volcanic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes, this is the perfect vacation choice. The wildlife here is abundant and the landscape is stunning to behold. Fill your days with opportunities to snorkel, swim, kayak, and wander through the islands of this archipelago.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Baltra - Santa Cruz Island
Day 2 : Genovesa
Day 3 : Bartolome - Santiago
Day 4 : Rabida - Santa Cruz Island
Day 5 : Bachas Beach - Santa Cruz Island
Day 6 : South Plaza Island - Santa Fe
Day 7 : Espanola
Day 8 : Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

Ship

Mary Anne

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Bartolome
  • Black Turtle Cove
  • Charles Darwin Center
  • Dragon Hill
  • Espanola
  • Genovesa
  • Mosquera
  • Rabida
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Fe
  • South Plaza Island

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Travelers watch as a giant tortoise hides its head. Travelers sit on the rocks and watch a seal in action. A Frigate rests on it's red chest. A woman walking on a white sandy beach spotted with sleeping seals. The crystal blue waters surround Pinnicle Rock.

Day 1 Baltra - Santa Cruz Island

Arrive at Baltra Island Airport and transfer to the Mary Anne.

Set sail for Bachas Beach, an excellent location for swimming. View flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels. Explore the floating pier, a remnant World War II in the Galapagos Islands.

Day 2 Genovesa

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Set sail for Darwin Bay and land on its sandy white coral beach. Hike a half-mile trail through the mangroves and view Nazca Boobies, Red-footed Boobies, and Swallow-tailed Gulls. Tidal pools are teeming with young sea lions and reef fish, and the occasional hammerhead shark can be found among the rocks.

Snorkel in the water before heading to El Barranco, also known as Prince Phillip's Steps. Hike up the steep rocky face to the top of a cliff where you can see Red-footed Boobies, Short-eared Lava Owls, Galapagos Swallows, and Galapagos Doves.

Day 3 Bartolome - Santiago

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit Bartholomew Island and travel to Pinnacle Rock. Bartholomew is an extinct volcano which features unique red, orange, black and green volcanic formations. Venture up a trail of 375 wooden stairs to the summit or snorkel along the beach. This location is known for its sightings of the Galapagos penguin.

In the afternoon, sail for Sullivan Bay, a location of great geological interest. The bay is coated in Pahoehoe and A’A lava flows, creating striking formations.

Day 4 Rabida - Santa Cruz Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, cruise to Rabida Island, known for its unique coloration. Volcanic red rocks and sand create a stunning backdrop for wildlife viewing. Take the trail to a coastal lagoon and observe a myriad of native birds.

Day 5 Bachas Beach - Santa Cruz Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, sail for the white sand beaches of Bachas and enjoy the opportunity to snorkel in the shallows off shore, and hope to see the Green Sea Turtles which nest in the area.

Journey on to Dragon Hill in the afternoon. Located in northwestern Santa Cruz Island, the area features a hyper-saline lagoon, frequented by a variety of bird species. The walk up the hill culminates in a beautiful view of the bay below.

Day 6 South Plaza Island - Santa Fe

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Head to South Plaza Island. Although small, South Plaza is home to some of the archipelago's most unique and interesting wildlife species. Notable among these are the marine, land, and hybrid iguanas.

In the afternoon, set sail for Santa Fe. Formed by an uplift, rather than a volcano, the island is considerably flatter than the other islands. Explore Santa Fe's trails, spot sea lions, and snorkel along the crystal clear shore.

Day 7 Espanola

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Journey to Suarez Point to view Blue-footed Boobies, albatrosses and Nazca Boobies. The most famous attraction on Espanola is a magnificent blowhole which spurts water high into the air. Take a two mile hike across the island.

In the afternoon, travel to Gardner Bay, the breeding site of most of the world´s 12,000 pairs of Waved Albatrosses. Gardner Bay features a large white sandy beach and the reef makes this location ideal for snorkeling and swimming with sea lions.

Day 8 Santa Cruz Island - Baltra

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning take in the Santa Cruz Highlands. Take a trail leading through the various unique zones of the highlands, and marvel at the beautiful scenes of rolling hills and volcanic formations that surround you.

After your highland tour, transfer back to San Cristobal for your departing flight.

Mary Anne

Per person starting at
$4,890
Mary Anne's Cabins.
Standard
$4,890
Standard Cabins with private bathrooms and air conditioning

Single Supplement

This yacht requires single travelers to pay a supplement for private accommodations unless a roommate can be found.

Child Discount

Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50

Included

  • Accommodations on board Mary Anne based on double occupancy
  • Meals while in the Galapagos
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
  • Shore Excursions
  • Swimming and Snorkeling
  • Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
  • Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Sea Kayaking

Excluded

  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Wetsuit rental $40/week per person
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

  • Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $530 - $595
  • Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $475 - $540

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